|Item Weight||2.06 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||21.5 x 32.25 x 3.5 inches|
|Item model number||1042000|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1042000|
Highland 1042000 Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier - Black
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
|Product Dimensions||21.5 x 32.25 x 3.5 inches; 2.06 Pounds|
|Load Capacity||500 Pounds|
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- Great for sports, camping gear and transporting garden and home improvement supplies
- Up to 500 pound capacity - fits any 2 inch receiver style receiver hitch
- Two piece construction bolts together in minutes
- The platform is 60 inch x 20 inch x 2-1/2 inch with an expanded metal deck - includes convenient tie down points
- Heavy duty steel construction with durable powder coat finish
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The Highland hitch mounted cargo carrier is made from heavy duty powder coated steel construction. The carrier will fit any 2 inch receiver style hitch and has a capacity of up to 500 pounds. The 60 inch x 20 inch x 2-1/2 inch platform adds additional and convenient capacity for your gear.
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By Timothy S. on May 22, 2016
We mainly use this to transport cargo boxes. Two of the 27 gallon HDX boxes fit side by side. You can even stack for a total of four without hindering driver vision or, as least on our vehicle, brake light visibility. Use some high quality bungies or ratchet straps and you've got nice extra storage for trips.
Steel construction made it cheaper than the alloy units but still very light.
All parts were include and assembled in 15 minutes.
1. this thing is not easily noticeable by motorists following or pedestrians walking; one idiot got distracted in a SF street repair scene and ran into the rack with his car, a slight dent. Someone walked by at night and stumbled into it, leaving a nasty note. So I fastened 6" l-braces in the rear corners, then a length of pvc to support tall reflector poles.
2. the position of the forward edge of the rack left little room for standing between the rack and my open tailgate. So I have mounted the rack with a 8 1/2" hitch extension. The whole vehicle is 8 1/2' longer but I can stand forward of the rack now.
3. the metal edges on the rack are sharp, so I installed silver color car door edge tape.
4. the pre-drilled bungee holes around the edge are very useful, but hard to find at night. I put white reflective tape over each hole for noticeability, then reamed the tape out of the holes.
5. I'm contemplating carrying a heavy scooter or small motorcycle, but when heavy objects are loaded into corners, there is a noticeable sag. So after I re-paint with a rust-preventing spray (as rust is starting on the lightly-painted metal), I will line the bottom with 3/8" plywood to distribute heavy loads better.
6. If I can find aluminum ramps for the scooter, I may cut a notch in the side so a ramp could fit in for loading
7. the rack tilts noticeably from side to side and needs some side stabilization, with straps or whatever
a) very light duty as (assembled per directions)
b) a crafty DIY guy with a welder who can beef it up himself and pocket the money you would have spent on a competitor that is more sturdy out of the box
There is no way it holds its rated capacity if build per directions with included hardware. If you are going to put really heavy stuff on like a beefy generator or a motorcycle, you will either have to reinforce this or go buy a more expensive unit.
The mesh flooring is only tack welded in about 8 spots, I'm going to be welding the mesh on many more points so it will both be stronger and not have opportunity to rattle against the frame.
The baby bolts that hold it together will work perfect for keeping it in place while I weld the frame as one piece. Without doing that I can tell its going to shift and sag.
Other units have bracing from the center to the far edges of the frame, I think I will probably dig around in my scrap pile and add some, as well as some braces for the mesh. THEN I think it may actually hold its rated capacity.
Going to take the angle grinder and nub off the extra threads they have sticking out from the bolts. After all this will obviously need to paint it but it could use more pain than it comes with anyways to help it stay looking nice longer.
I think its going to be really nice after I do the additional work, if you are equipped and handy and have an hour or so to do the same you can save a nice chunk over a more spendy unit. If you have the money and you need something REAL strong without doing mods yourself, maybe look at something else. If you are only putting a couple bicycles worth of weight on it, probably OK as is just may have a lot of flex to it but it will hang in there.
Note, the directions do say to not try to weld it but this is now my property I have paid for it and I will do with it as I please. Obviously if it fails after I modify it I won't be holding them liable for anything.
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El material es de primera calidad tenía mis dudas sobre si resistiera los 200 Kg que supone aguantar a lo cual no me queda duda de ello
Dimensiones 160x50 es gran medida para poner muchos materiales
No viene con las herramientas o llaves para armarla por lo tanto debes de considerar tener llaves para su correcto ensamblaje de lo contrario quedaría toda floja y no daría los resultados que esperas
Loose fittng in the hitch makes the rack move aroung quite a bit.
Metal mesh is spot welded every foot or so. And this caises the rack to rattle a lot. Fix: I applied a black sealant to each contact point of the mesh and frame. This fixed the noise isuue completely.
Resume: overall it's a pretty good product. Just a shame that like a lot products sold on amazon it needs perfecting.